a stitch made by doubling the thread back on part of the previous stitch
to sew with backstitches
A stitch made by inserting the needle at the midpoint of a preceding stitch so that the stitches overlap by half lengths on the back of the fabric and appear continuous on the front.
(third-person singular simple present backstitches, present participle backstitching, simple past and past participle backstitched)
- To sew with a backstitch.